Beauty queen now UAAP courtside reporter
Laura Lehmann was named Binibining Pilipinas 2014 first runner-up. Photo by Fernando Sepe Jr. for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA – Months after being named first runner-up in the Binibining Pilipinas 2014 pageant, Laura Lehmann adds another feather to her cap by becoming a courtside reporter in UAAP Season 77.
Lehmann, a Psychology major, has been chosen to be the courtside reporter for the Ateneo de Manila University.
In an interview with the UAAP Sports TV website, Lehmann shared that she sees herself as “more sporty than beauty queen.”
“I played softball, I played basketball,” she said. “Courtside reporting is very special. You get an inside insight on sports and you get to report, be in front of the camera.”
She admitted, however, that she needs to work on her Tagalog skills.
“Nakakakaba, but I’ll do my best to improve,” she said.
Here is a video of Lehmann during her question and answer portion in Binibining Pilipinas 2014.
A number of media personalities today started out as UAAP courtside reporters. Some of them include DJs Andi Manzano (Far Eastern University) and Jessica Mendoza (Ateneo), news reporters Trish Roque (University of the Philippines), Tina Marasigan (University of Santo Tomas) and Gretchen Fullido (University of the Philippines), and actress Dimples Romana (University of Santo Tomas).